Description & Technical information

The present sheet is dated 1914, the same year that Raphaël Kirchner left Paris for New York. The dress depicted in this gouache drawing may have been inspired by the work of the couturier Paul Poiret (1879-1944), a dominant figure in the world of fashion design in France in the 1910s.

This drawing belonged to the German publisher Gustav Heinrich Lübbe (1918-1995).

Date:  1914
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Germany
Medium: Gouache over an underdrawing in black chalk and touches of white chalk, on brown paper
Signature: Signed, indistinctly dedicated and dated RAPHAËL / KIRCHNER / à mon [?] / [?] sympathetique / Oct.(?) 1914 in white chalk at the lower left.
Further inscribed fourrure par le client and [?] No.3 on the verso.

Dimensions: 42.4 x 16.1 cm (16³/₄ x 6³/₈ inches)
Provenance: Gustav Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach
Thence by descent.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints